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Mom creates viral FB page after son says he has no friends
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Derek Drake) -- A Michigan mom has given her son something he'll cherish forever, friends.
10-year-old Colin has Asperger's Syndrome, something that makes social situations difficult.
When Colin's mom wanted to throw him a birthday party, Colin asked her not to because he had no friends and the kids at school "don't like me," and "make fun of me."
That's when his mother got a great idea... She created a birthday Facebook page the quickly went viral on the popular social media site.
Colin's mom wrote this as the main post, pinned to the top of "Happy Birthday Colin":
The post has garnered nearly 100,000 likes and has been shared over 15,000 times. The page, and Colin, now has over 1 million likes with comments coming in from around the globe.
Colin's mom says she hopes to keep the page a secret until March 9, but she said he's heard chatter around school that he was on the news.
If you'd like to send a birthday greeting to Colin, you can send them to:
PO Box 756
Richland, MI 49083-0756
Or go to the Happy Birthday Colin Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Coliniseleven